Below are several World Wide Web addresses that may be of interest. The W.W.W. can be accessed through many university mainframes. Presently, Prodigy also allows one to access the Web. America On Line will have a Web browser available soon. The Web as is any type of technology used in education is as only as good as it is related to the goals and objectives of the curriculum. Through using the internet resources such as the W.W.W. students will be able to obtain resources and learn to communicate with others. Such resources and communication will lead to students becoming more motivated to disseminate their knowledge to others and to learn what other students are learning. Likewise, by students obtaining information and learning how scientists are using mathematics, the relevancy to learning math will be enhanced. I hope the below addresses and resources are of value to you.
The following books may be of interest to educators on obtaining resources and learning about the internet.
Way of the Ferret by Judi Harris Through ISTE Phone 1-800-336-5191 Education on the Internet by Jill H. Ellsworth SAMS Publishing Using The Internet, Second Edition, Que Publishing The Internet Yellow Pages, Osborne Publishing Free Stuff from the Internet, by Patrick Vincent, Coriolis Group Books Classroom Connect Newsletter, Free Trial Issue, Phone 1-800-638-1639 Educator's Internet Companion 1-800-638-1639
The above list is just a sample of the books available, There are books available on just using the W.W.W.. I found navigating through the W.W.W. is much easier than using UNIX commands to obtain information on the internet.
Many of the above books may be available at your local library. Likewise, many internet guides may be downloaded free at gopher sites.
Good luck in navigating through the internet. I hope the above information will be beneficial.
Al Alba Math Teacher Doctoral Candidate in Math Education and Technology in Education.